I’m a professor at McGill University, where I research the use and value of information and communications for social change (kind of a guerrilla computing). Most of my research is geographic: I look at applications in geographic information systems for and by poor communities, social movements (particularly the environmental movement), and indigenous groups.

I’m also an avid science fiction fan. I started with Arthur C. Clarke. After forays into American SF (Ray Bradbury, Kim Stanley Robinson), I’ve returned to British SF (Ken MacLeod, Stephen Baxter).